SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Padres are adding another pitcher to the tournament as they acquired Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Joe Musgrove on Monday.
Musgrove will participate in a starting rotation that already includes Yu Darvish and Blake Snell, which was acquired in two major deals after Christmas.
Musgrove will go from the team with the worst Major Baseball record in 2020 to a team that just ended a 13-year short without making the playoffs. The Padres now believe they can strive for a World Series title.
Pirates will get several potential customers in return, including outfielder Hudson Head. Several reports indicate that the deal also involves the New York Mets, who get their hands on left-handed Padres jug Joey Lucchesi.
Musgrove, a Pirates starter in the 2020 opening, avoided arbitration last week and signed a $ 4.45 million contract for 2021. He has claimed a record of 1-5. and a earned average of 3.86 last season, hitting 55 strokes in 39 two-thirds innings.
The 28-year-old Musgrove won the world series with the Houston Astros in 2017 before being switched to the Pirates in a trade that sent ace Gerrit Cole to the Astros.
Musgrove was the winning pitcher in Game 5 of the World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
– By Bernie Wilson, Associated Press
The Canadian Press